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Title: Emergency EyeFace Wash Training


1
Emergency Eye/Face Wash Training
  • Training Provided by
  • University of Kentucky
  • Occupational Health Safety Department

2
Introduction
  • All employees must be familiar with the location
    and use of eye wash and safety showers even if
    their job does not involve working directly with
    toxic or corrosive chemicals.
  • Why? You may be called upon to aid a fellow
    employee who has had an exposure.
  • The distance from the location of the employee
    and safety device should not exceed 10 seconds
    walking distance. The path to the safety shower
    or eye wash must be unobstructed.

3
Introduction
  • The path to the eye wash or safety shower cannot
    involve opening a door unless
  • There is always another employee present that can
    open the door.
  • The exposed employee can exit the room without
    having to manually manipulate a door knob (i.e.
    push bar).
  • The location of all eye washes and safety showers
    must be clearly marked with a highly visible
    sign. The area around the safety shower and eye
    wash must be well lit.
  • The temperature of the water delivered should be
    between 60o and 95o F.

4
Examples of Violations
5
Using An Eye Wash Station During An Emergency
  • Hold eyelids open using the thumb and index
    finger to help ensure that effective rinsing has
    occurred behind the eyelid. Video Clip (.mov)
  • It is normal to close eyes tightly when splashed,
    but this will prevent water or eye solution from
    rinsing and washing the chemical out. Eyelids
    must be held open.
  • Practice of this procedure is encouraged to help
    familiarize potential users with the feel of
    rinsing. It will also make it easier for the user
    to react both promptly and properly to an
    emergency situation.

6
Eye/Face Washing Procedures
  • Always wash from the outside edges of the eyes to
    the inside this will help to avoid washing the
    chemicals back into the eyes or into an
    unaffected eye.
  • Water or eye solution should NOT be directly
    aimed onto the eyeball, but aimed at the base of
    the nose.
  • Velocity of the stream of water must be such that
    injury to the eye is avoided.

7
Procedure Continued
  • Flush eyes and eyelids with water or eye solution
    for a minimum of 15 minutes. Roll eyes around
    to ensure full rinsing.
  • Contact lenses must be removed as soon as
    possible to ensure that chemicals are not trapped
    behind the lenses and then the eyes can be
    completely rinsed of any harmful chemicals.
  • Medical attention should be sought immediately!
    Ideally another person in the lab should make
    contact with responders or dial 911. The sooner
    medical attention can be given, the chances of
    not sustaining permanent damage or blindness is
    greatly improved.

8
Regulations
  • OSHA requires that suitable means for flushing
    and quick drenching of the eyes and body be
    available in any area where toxic and/or
    corrosive materials are in use.
  • In cases of an exposure, the initial first aid
    treatment is to flush affected area with water
    for a minimum of 15 minutes.
  • The ANSI (American National Standard Institute)
    requires that control valves be located so that
    they can easily be turned on and remain on until
    manually shut off.

9
Regulations Continued
  • The control valve must also
  • Designed to ensure flow of water without
    requiring the users hand.
  • Go from off to on within 1 second.
  • Remain in the on position until manually shut
    off.
  • Resistant to corrosion that may inhibit the
    operation of the valve.

10
Eye Wash Requirements
  • Velocity of the stream of water must be such that
    injury to the eye is avoided.
  • Controlled flow must be provided to both eyes
    simultaneously.
  • The nozzles must be covered to prevent
    contamination and covers must automatically open
    when the unit is activated.
  • User must have enough room to hold both eyes open
    while in the stream of water.

11
Eye Wash Requirements
  • Plumbed and self contained units
  • Minimum flow rate of 0.4 gallons per minute
    (gpm), water nozzles 33 45 inches above the
    floor, and 6 inches from wall obstruction.
  • Plumbed units should be activated once a week to
    flush lines.
  • Self-contained units should be activated in
    accordance with the manufacturers directions.

12
Safety Showers Requirements
  • The water column must be between 82 and 92 inches
    with a minimum of 20 inches diameter of column
    and 60 inches above the surface.
  • Water delivered must be a minimum of 20 gallons
    per minute (gpm).
  • If an enclosure is used there must be an
    unobstructed minimum diameter of 34 inches.
  • Must be identified with a highly visible sign
    located in a well lit area.

13
Examples Of Emergency Equipment at University of
Kentucky
  • Eye Washes
  • A device used to irrigate and flush both the face
    and the eyes.

14
Counter Mounted Eye Wash
  • Plumbed eye wash unit.
  • Must be between 33 to 45 inches from the floor.
    Minimum distance of 6 inches from the wall or
    other obstructions.

15
Plumbed Eye Wash
This unit is built into the wall. To activate,
the handle is pulled down and valve is activated.
Video Clip (.mov)
16
Self Contained Eye Wash
  • This unit must hold enough water to dispense a
    minimum of 0.4 gallons per minute (gpm) for a
    minimum of 15 minutes.
  • Typically contain additives to protect against
    bacteria, fungus, and algae available.
  • Manufacturers fluid change-out schedules shall
    be rigidly followed.

17
Equipment at University of Kentucky
  • Showers
  • An assembly consisting
  • of a shower head controlled by a stay open
    valve and
  • operated by an approved
  • control valve actuator.
  • Remove contaminated clothing.
  • Allow copious amounts
  • of water on affected area for a
  • minimum of 15 minutes.

18
Plumbed Shower Units
Again, this unit is built into the wall. To
activate the shower, the lever to the right is
pushed down activating the shower overhead.
19
Equipment at University of Kentucky
  • Combination units
  • Interconnected assembly of emergency equipment
    (eye wash and safety shower) supplied by a single
    source of flushing fluid.

20
Equipment at University of Kentucky
  • Drench hoses
  • This unit is a typical drench hose design but has
    been modified with dual nozzles and other
    features to meet eyewash standards.
  • Typical drench hoses are
  • Hand Held and single spray nozzle
  • Designed to be a secondary safety
    device-treatment. Does not replace the need for
    an eye wash.
  • Must deliver a minimum of 3 gallons per minute
    for a minimum of 15 minutes.

21
Prevention of Accidents
  • Know the chemicals that you are working with.
    Read the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and
    ask questions.
  • Know the location of the eye wash and safety
    shower.
  • Know how to operate the safety equipment, you may
    need to use it yourself or assist others.
  • Always wear required personal protective
    equipment (PPE).

22
Maintenance Of Eye Wash and Safety Shower
  • All shower units must be tested to verify
    operation. It is recommended that showers be
    activated monthly to verify operation and to
    flush lines. Video Clip (.mov)

23
Maintenance Of Eye Wash and Safety Shower
  • Eye wash units should be activated weekly to
    verify operation and to flush lines. Video Clip
    (.mov)

24
Resources
  • For more information contact the Occupational
    Health and Safety Department at (859) 257-2924
  • Web site at http//ehs.uky.edu
  • ANSI installation checklist http//ehs.uky.edu/ohs
    /eyewash.html
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